John is a Chartered Accountant and was the Finance Director of the global architecture practice Broadway Malyan Limited from 2008 to 2015. He was then a non-executive director of Broadway Malyan from 2015 to 2019. Prior to Broadway Malyan he was the Finance Director at the surveyors Donaldsons LLP and the actuarial partnership of Bacon & Woodrow.
He was a governor and member of the Employment & Finance and Remuneration Committees at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) from 2013 to 2019. He is now a Trustee Director of the UCA subsidiary, the Open College of the Arts – an online provider of creative arts education.